Friday, January 4, 2013

Quest for the BASS Slam Episode #3 - Shoal Bass

Without further adieu, I give you episode #3 of Quest for the BASS Slam.  This one features the Shoal bass and was filmed over a day and a half on the Flint River in Georgia.  On day 1, Bill and I tackled the lower Flint and on day two Evan Howard of River Stalkers joined us to float the upper Flint.  If you have never caught a Shoalie, I suggest you make it a point to do so!  Tight lines!



6 comments:

  1. What an experience. I'm sure you're enjoying it. I this will something to be look back on for years to come.

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    1. Thanks Kevin. Definitely an awesome adventure!

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  2. Drew
    Just watched the entire video and thoroughly enjoyed all of it. Where exactly is the Flint? A few questions, what length rods and type reels were you using? I have fished creeks and rivers in and around the area I live in Alabama and found that early morning and late afternoon is prime top water action, and of course shade anytime of the day. I have also found when the bite slicks off on up in the day it was best for me to go with tiny lures and go ultralight—tiny crack baits, beetle spins, and grubs. As for the top water action you mention buzz baits which is one of my favorite, but when you go again try a Rapala since the water was clear, this lure is a killer in clear water. I would also recommend prop bait with spinner props on the front and back of the lure such a cripple killer and a skipjack, these two lures are deadly on top in creeks and river settings. I am a fly fisherman now more than a baitcasting fisherman but I still go back to my roots ever once in while, which was my baitcasting days. Thanks again for sharing a great trip and terrific video.

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    1. Thanks Bill. The Flint starts in north-central GA and flows south where it eventually meets up with the Hooch and Apalachicola and heads to the Gulf. It is the main trib. for Lake Seminole as well. We were using a mix of gear - 7' Carolina Custom spinning rods with size 30 Abu Garcia reels as well as baitcasting set-ups. I like to throw my buzzbaits on 7'6" baitcasting rods that have a bit of flex and use a reel that is at least 6.4:1. That one was actually 7.9:1 (the Abu Garcia REVO MGX). Mid-day they just kind of shutdown totally on day 1...and we threw the box at them. I know we both threw jerkbaits on day 1 and Bill threw one for quite some time on day 2. Definitely a lot of good suggestions there. Thanks for commenting and tight lines!

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  3. I really loved it thanks for sharing with all of us. I think this place is one of the best experiences for vacations. Cayos Cochinos.

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